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CET 2021, Day 2, Slot 1 Analysis by IMS

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Below CET 2021 Day 2 (Slot-1) analysis by IMS Learning.
The first slot of Day 2 CET-2021 took place today (September 17, 2021 between 9 am and 11:30 am).
CET 2021 is being held on three days from September 16th to September 18th.
This is the Day 2 (Slot 1) Analysis of CET 2021 based on the feedback received from IMS students and experts who appeared for the test.

Though CET-2021 maintained a total of 200 questions, the question paper was not divided into different tests with separate tabs for each test on the screen, as was done in previous 5 years. The questions on different sections were mixed as was the case prior to 2016. This was a major surprise in CET-2021. In terms of Level of Difficulty, the test was just slightly easier as compared to previous 4-5 years. The test layout also underwent a change from previous years. This year, the buttons such as mark for review, next, previous etc appeared at the bottom of the screen.

To summarise:
● There were no sections and questions of various sections were mixed up throughout the paper.
● As usual, CET 2021 consisted of 200 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes
● Since there is NO Negative Marking in CET, candidates are expected to attempt all 200 questions.
● IMS estimate of good attempts refers to the number of serious attempts and excludes the randomly marked answers.

Below is the approximate area wise breakup of the test.
Verbal Ability/Reading Comprehension (50 questions)
VARC consisted of around 50 questions with about 40 VA questions and around 10 RC questions.
While the number of Reading Comprehension questions came down to 10, there was only one question per passage. The length of passages varied from 50 words to 250 words. Some of the passages were challenging to read and were accompanied by inference-based questions. The other questions types

were: Specific Detail questions, Tone of the passage, Source of the passage etc. Overall, the Reading Comprehension questions were of moderate difficulty level.
The VA section had various question types.

Quantitative Aptitude
There were about 60 questions on Quantitative Aptitude in the second slot of CET. Major Surprise was that there were only 3 questions on Data Interpretation and only 1 question on Data Sufficiency. Similarly, a major deviation from recent years was that there were a few questions Limits, Integration, Differential Equations, Inductive functions which were never included in this exam. The level of difficulty of the questions on Quantitative Aptitude was easier as compared to recent years.
The questions on Quantitative Aptitude were dominated by questions on Arithmetic. There were about 12 questions on Arithmetic and all the subtopics in Arithmetic (such as Time-Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio-Proportion, Time & Work, Mixtures & Alligations, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest) were represented.
Other topics on which questions were asked on Quantitative Aptitude were Numbers (7 questions- questions on factors & multiples and surds), Geometry (10 questions- questions on mensuration and circles), Modern Mathematics (12 questions- questions on Logarithms, Probability, AP-GP) and Algebra (4 questions). In addition to these, there was 1 question on approximation.

Logical Reasoning
Questions on Logical Reasoning were dominated by questions on non-verbal reasoning. There were 70 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning and 20 questions on Verbal Reasoning. Out of the 70 questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning, only 15 questions were set based and all other questions were standalone. There was a set of 2 questions on Sequential Output and 1 question on Data Sufficiency.
All the 5 sets were on Arrangements. Three sets were on matrix arrangement while two sets were based on circular arrangement. A set of 2 questions on Sequential output and a set of 2 questions on Selection Criteria were also included.
The standalone questions on non-verbal reasoning were on different topics such as directions (6 questions), Linear Arrangement (9 questions), Coding (7 questions), Family Tree (5 questions) and Data Sufficiency (3 questions).
In Verbal Reasoning, there were around 20 questions of the following types: Critical Reasoning, Statement-Conclusion, Statement-Assumption, Courses of Action, Situation-Response, Syllogisms, and Statement-Assertion. The verbal reasoning questions were of easy to moderate difficulty.
Following is the summary of the approximate break-up of this section.

Non-Verbal Reasoning (Around 70questions)

Overall difficulty of the questions on Logical Reasoning was moderate.

Abstract Reasoning
There were about 10 questions on Abstract Reasoning. There were questions on series completion and paper folding. The questions were not easy like previous year papers.